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Owlcrate Susbscription Box for YA Fans

Along with great picture books to read to kids at bedtime, I also highlight book suggestions for your teen. Encouraging a love of reading throughout a child’s life is important right up through their teen years. Owlcrate is a fun way to tap into your teen’s love of literature, with a twist. […]

February 14th, 2017|Tags: , , |0 Comments

17 Television Shows for Teens to Start Watching on Netflix

No matter when it is, I always have trouble finding a new television show worth watching. When one comes to an end, it seems like that’s it, that was the only one that will ever be great, the only one I will ever love. However, that’s not the case, Netflix offers a great abundance of TV shows that are amazing. To help both broaden your mind and slim the search for your next obsession I put together 17 television shows that you may or may not have heard of. […]

November 4th, 2016|Tags: , , |0 Comments

My Style. Taking Care of Teen Acne

Back to school means getting back into a set routine. Taking care of your skin is not only an amazing healthy habit to get into but it’s also beneficial to you in many ways. Your teen years are usually when you’re the most prone to acne. It’s also a time of great change as you move into high school and your body changes. Acne can have a big impact on a teen’s self esteem. […]

Kids Book Review: The Square Root of Summer

The Square Root of Summer Roaring Brook Press / Raincoast Books By Harriet Reuter Hapgood 304 pages age 13 to 18 […]

My Style. Shoes for the Summer Transition.

It’s that time of year where everyone is starting to get ready for summer, swapping our winter layers for shorts and tank tops. However, something I personally find incredibly difficult is finding shoes for the seasonal transition. I mean it’s not like I want to have endless amounts of shoes. If you face this same dilemma, I found four fun summer shoes that are perfect for the winter to summer transition. […]

Family Travel Southern California Road Trip with Tweens

My son and I enjoyed a little Southern California adventure, taking a seven day road trip, just the two of us. Of course I had to overcome my anxiety of being the only driver but after that our trip together was non-stop. We visited Pasadena and Hollywood, drove over to Huntington Beach and then down the coast through Dana Harbor and ending in San Diego. […]

Whale Watching off California’s Dana Point

Sea life has a way of fascinating kids but as they get older, visits to the aquarium may not produce the same awestruck response. When traveling out to Southern California with my eleven year old son, we decided to go bigger, as in an ocean bigger. […]

My Style. 40 Texting Terms Your Teen is Using

“Text language” or txt-speak has become more and more popular. People are coming up with what seems like a million abbreviations a day. It doesn’t help you, parent, if your son or daughter keeps using them and you don’t know what they mean. To help you out I compiled a list of abbreviations (or short cuts) so you will now be able to decode messages on social media or text.  […]

My Style. 16 Achievable Resolutions for Teens

Happy New Year!! Can you believe that its 2016! But you now what that means? “New Year, New Me.” How many people have you seen say this on social media already? It really is crazy, and maybe you’re saying that to yourself right now, but to be honest how many of you follow through with your resolution? I came up with 16 resolution ideas that are achievable for teens. […]

My Style. Dos and Don’ts of Instagram

It seems as soon as everyone hits the age of 13 they all start to get into social media. I’m on both instagram and snapchat so I have seen some good and bad ways of using these tools. I don’t claim to be an expert but I wanted to give you some things you should and should not be doing while using these sites. […]